Special Issue "Malware Analysis and Detection"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science and Electrical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Heejo Lee

Korea University
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Interests: malware analysis; software security; automated vulnerability discovery
Guest Editor
Prof. Yoshiaki Hori

Saga University
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Interests: network security; security and privacy for networked systems; applied machine learning for security
Guest Editor
Prof. Sven Dietrich

City University of New York
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Interests: network security; systems security and privacy; malware; denial of service; botnets

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Malware targets are expanding from conventional computer systems to ever growing IoT devices, which include home appliances to industrial control systems. Malware is being used for earning money by performing click fraud, acting as ransomware, and even collecting crypto currencies as a cryptominer. The recognition of their infection becomes more difficult due to invisible aspects of such embedded devices from users. Now we need to have broader attention to the malware threats as the growth of their infection vectors and significance of their damage to our daily lives. We are soliciting great ideas from various fields in order to combat sophisticated malware. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated malware detection and response
  • Machine learning for malware detection
  • Lineage analysis of malware family
  • Botnets, ransomware, cryptominers and others
  • Various types of IoT malware and their defense mechanisms
  • New types of malware and their defenses
  • Mobile and smartphone security
  • Darknet and black market economy analysis

Prof. Heejo Lee
Prof. Yoshiaki Hori
Prof. Sven Dietrich
Guest Editors

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  • Malware analysis
  • IoT security
  • smartphone security
  • security economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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